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WHAT YOU WILL

Ahleuchatistas

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3.54 | 13 ratings | 3 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Remember Rumsfeld at Abu Ghraib
2. Shell in Ogoniland
3. Maybe Orange
4. Unfolding
5. Sherman's March
6. Sometimes There's A Buggy
7. If, Whenever
8. Ho Chi Minh Is Gonna Win!
9. Before The Law
10. I Used To Be Just Like You, But Now I Am Just Like Me
11. Now, Now is Then
12. Last Spark From God
13. What Are You Gonna Do?
14. You Know My Family

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Line-up / Musicians

Shane Perlowin/ guitar
Sean Dail/ drums
Derek Poteat/ bass

Releases information

Cuneiform records RUNE 221

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3.54
(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
15%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
38%
Good, but non-essential (38%)
38%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
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Review by Syzygy
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4 stars This is the third album by this excellent avant rock power trio, and the first to appear on Cuneiform records. They specialise in pared to the bone instrumentals played on guitar, bass and drums with minimal use of effects pedals or studio trickery, and it's very much a trio of equals with the three instruments evenly balanced in the mix.

The most obvious point of reference here is Captain Beefheart. The tightly composed, arranged and played pieces sound at times like instrumental out takes from Trout Mask Replica or Lick My Decals Off, Baby (and yes, Ahleuchatistas really can play that well), but overlaid with a contemporary sensibility that takes in aspects of post rock and math rock. There are post rock style alternating fast/slow or quiet/loud passages, but without the long build up favoured by bands like Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky; only two of the tracks break the 4 minute barrier, and several clock in at well under 2 minutes. Early Massacre and Korekyojin are also possible influences; there's a whisper of jazz about the music, although there's little space for improvisation, and there is no discernible funk undertone. It's cerebral stuff, carefully thought out and played with great skill and imagination but with little obvious passion - this is very much music for the intellect.

This album could equally appeal to fans of Explosions in the Sky, Slint, Discipline-era King Crimson or Captain Beefheart. It's complex, thoroughly composed and superbly played music, although the slightly clinical and detached feel may be off putting for some listeners. Cautiously recommended.

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Send comments to Syzygy (BETA) | Report this review (#127872) | Review Permalink
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2 stars It all seems so unnecessarily aggressive - devoid of melody - devoid of atmosphere or warmth of any kind - devoid of any rhythmic feel that you can latch onto - choppy in the extreme - non-fluid - sterile - every single individual track is completely forgettable. Short stabs of agitated chamber r ... (read more)

Report this review (#173620) | Posted by Neil C | Wednesday, June 11, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Ahleuchatistas, a quirky power trio from Asheville, slaps you right in the face with "What You Will" and I'm not kidding you, just look at the album cover! The trio, founding their musical roots with post-rock, jazz improv and punk, delivers hosrt bursts of energy disguised with nonsense and fu ... (read more)

Report this review (#125354) | Posted by RavenDarkmoon | Sunday, June 10, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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